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2018.8.31 Demurrer 299
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Hahn, Gregory
Hearing Date: 2018.8.31
Excerpt: ...d to supersede the earlier filed and more usual procedure of a simple request for judicial notice to substitute documents that are certified, signed, and otherwise corrected shortcomings of the exact same documents contained in the earlier‐filed request for judicial notice. The Court finds that Exhibits “A” through “E” all are appropriate for judicial notice pursuant to provisions of Evidence Code § § 452 and 453 and further are relev...
2018.8.31 Motion to Compel Deposition, Request for Monetary Sanctions, Motion for Change of Venue 127
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Hahn, Gregory
Hearing Date: 2018.8.31
Excerpt: ...HROUGH 50, INCLUSIVE'S MOTION TO TRANSFER ACTION: Plaintiff filed his verified complaint in regards to real property located at 6190 Starlight Lane, Mountain Ranch, Calaveras County, on March 22, 2018. On June 22, 2018, the Defendant filed his unverified answer. On June 27, 2018, Plaintiff filed a motion to strike Defendant's answer to the Verified Complaint. On July 27, 2018, the Court granted Plaintiff's Motion to Strike Defendant's Answer and ...
2018.8.31 Motion for Preliminary Injunction 398
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Hahn, Gregory
Hearing Date: 2018.8.31
Excerpt: ... payments on the loan equity agreement. Also throughout this time, many other banks and companies owned the loan. Plaintiff alleges that he made several attempts at contacting these various agencies to determine the amount owed, payments made, etc. Defendants replied to these letters but were unable to provide the exact information Plaintiff was requesting. Plaintiff alleges Defendants did not meet statutory requirements for conducting the sale a...
2018.8.10 Motion to Compel Responses, for Leave to Amend, for Protective Order 877
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Doughterty, Frank
Hearing Date: 2018.8.10
Excerpt: ...Atty: Bohm Law Group Def/Res: Dignity Health; Dignity Health dba Mark Twain Medical Center; Optum 360 Atty: Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard; Seyfarth Shaw Llp TENTATIVE RULING ON PLAINTIFF'S MOTIONS TO COMPEL DISCOVERY AND DEFENDANT OPTUM360'S MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER Before the Court for ruling are a total of six motions to compel discovery filed by plaintiff as to defendant Dignity Health dba Mark Twain Medical Center [hereinafter “Ma...
2018.7.13 Motion for Leave to File Complaint 231
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.7.13
Excerpt: ...which were “recently paid”. Defendant opposes contending plaintiff has filed suit in the state of Nevada to recover the same $6,195.14 in damages stemming from this same accident against this same defendant. Defendant's request for judicial notice of Exhibit “A” is granted pursuant to Evidence Code Sections 452 and 453. Although plaintiff is correct that the general rule is liberality in allowing amendment of pleadings, this is not an abs...
2018.6.29 Motion to Dismiss 036
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.6.29
Excerpt: ... to conform to provisions of CEQA. Respondents seek to have the CEQA portions of the petition dismissed for petitioners' failure to request a hearing within 90 days of the filing of the petition pursuant to Public resources Code Section 21167.4. Petitioners oppose, contending the 90 days was triggered by the filing of the operative petition, i.e., the first amended petition filed on 4/26/18 or, alternatively, seek relief for attorney mistake purs...
2018.6.29 Motion for Attorney Fees 810
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.6.29
Excerpt: ...ttorney's fees provision, as well as Civil Code Section 5975, defendant now seeks an award of attorney's fees in the amount of $264,777.47. Plaintiff contests certain of the fees as unreasonable and unnecessary, and requests that the Court reduce the amount of attorney's fees to be awarded to $262,361.97. In general, the Court does not find persuasive the contentions that given tasks should have been completed in less time than what was billed ...
2018.6.29 Demurrer 075
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.6.29
Excerpt: ...ndents and real parties in interest demur contending petitioners failed to exhaust their administrative remedies under the “pay first, litigate later” doctrine and alternatively that the petition and complaint fail to plead facts constituting a cause of action largely based upon their interpretation of “registration” and “applicant” under the provisions of then‐existing county code chapter 17.95. Respondents' request for judicial no...
2018.6.22 Motion to Compel Production, for Monetary and Contempt Sanctions 319
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Doughterty, Frank
Hearing Date: 2018.6.22
Excerpt: ...n of produced documents. (The Court notes plaintiff's labeling of the motion as one to “compel production” oversimplifies the relief sought.) Plaintiff additionally seeks imposition of “monetary and contempt sanctions”; the Court notes its consideration of any sanctions involves provisions of the discovery act contained within the Code of Civil Procedure as there is no contempt proceeding before the Court. Defendants have not filed any op...
2018.6.22 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 000
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Doughterty, Frank
Hearing Date: 2018.6.22
Excerpt: ...d duty to indemnify by payment of the settlement in the related underlying case of State Farm v Tidwell 12CV38248. Defendants concede the duty to defend (albeit contesting the effective date that said duty arose) and opposes the MSA on the issue of a duty to indemnify, both on macro grounds that coverage under the policies has not been established and micro grounds that the underlying settlement was excessive and/or the product of collusion and f...
2018.6.8 Motion for Summary Adjudication 000
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.6.8
Excerpt: ...lement in the related underlying case of State Farm v Tidwell 12CV38248. The Court notes that plaintiffs filed a second amended complaint on 5/8/18 that was served by mail making defendants' answer due to be filed and served no later than 6/13/18, i.e., five (5) days after the date noticed for hearing on the present motion. Although it is possible that any changes contained in the second amended complaint and any changes that might be contained i...
2018.6.1 OSC Re Contempt and Enforcement of Court Order 413
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.6.1
Excerpt: ...s and request this Court to schedule an Order To Show Cause hearing to determine if defendants are in contempt of the default judgment and consider other means for enforcement of court orders. Plaintiff has provided a sufficient affidavit under penalty of perjury containing the necessary prima facie showing of facts consisting of the making of the court order, defendants' knowledge of the order, defendants' ability to comply with the order, and d...
2018.5.25 Motion to Reinstate Jury Trial, Continue Trial 160
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.5.25
Excerpt: ...ugust 2018. Subsequently, counsel for defendant submitted a stipulation and proposed order to “reinstate” jury trial which was denied by this Court for the failure to assert the necessary good cause, albeit without prejudice to renew the request by way of noticed motion. Defendant now moves this Court to “reinstate” a jury trial asserting as the requisite good cause an inadvertence on the part of counsel to timely post the jury fee deposi...
2018.5.25 Demurrer 976
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.5.25
Excerpt: ...firmatively evident from the pleading itself without consideration of any extrinsic evidence. (Sheehan v San Francisco 49ers, Ltd. (2009) 45 Cal.4th 992.) In ruling on a demurrer, the Court must liberally construe the allegations in the pleading with the goal of attaining substantial justice among the parties. (Code of Civil Procedure Section 452; King v Central Bank (1977) 18 Cal.3d 840. (Even if the facts are not clearly stated, a pleading show...
2018.4.27 Motion to Strike 000
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.4.27
Excerpt: ...as moved to strike paragraph 70 of the first amended complaint and the associated portion of the prayer for relief seeking injunctive and restitution relief consisting of auditing, changing, and overseeing defendant's claims practices. A motion to strike is used to challenge the legal sufficiency of all or part of a pleading, in particular to challenge pleading defects that cannot be challenged by demurrer. (CLD Construction, Inc. v City of San R...
2018.4.27 Motion to Compel Answers 539
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.4.27
Excerpt: ...plaintiffs failed to comply with the notice requirements of Local Rule 3.3.7 as amended January 1, 2018. Said Local Rule explicitly includes a provision that failure to comply “may be a basis for the Court to deny the motion”. However, in light of defendant's disregard for the discovery statutes and the obligations they place on parties, the Court exercises its discretion to rule on the merits of the motion rather than its procedural shortcom...
2018.4.20 Motion to Expunge Lis Pendens 233
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.4.20
Excerpt: ...secured by a deed of trust on the involved property. After completion of the trustee's sale, defendants herein prevailed on a separate unlawful detainer action in which plaintiff herein's defense consisted of contesting the validity of the trustee's sale. When this matter proceeded to trial, the Court took judicial notice of the unlawful detainer action and then excluded evidence on the claim of irregularity in the foreclosure process ultimately ...
2018.4.20 Motion to Compel Further Responses, for Monetary Sanctions 810
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.4.20
Excerpt: ...he information. Although defendant likely is correct on the merits that the reference to information that CPS may or even likely has is an insufficient response, the present motion suffers from two procedural flaws. Initially, the proof of service reflecting service by mail on March 23, 2018, for a hearing date of April 20, 2018, does not meet the combined minimum requirements of Code of Civil Procedure Sections 1005 and 1013. The sixteenth court...
2018.4.20 Demurrer 875
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.4.20
Excerpt: ... and eventually a wine tasting room. Defendant Board of Supervisors took up the application twice, eventually denying the re‐zoning by a 3‐2 vote on August 22, 2017. Petitioner/Plaintiff then filed suit seeking to have this Court direct the Board to approve his application in essence contending the denial was arbitrary based on his tenant's small cannabis cultivation site on the parcel. Defendants' demur contending petitioner/plaintiff has no...
2018.3.2 Motion to Expunge Lis Pendens, Post Undertaking 233
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.3.2
Excerpt: ... CONTINUED RECORDATION Plaintiff filed this suit in 2008 contending defendants wrongfully conducted a trustee's sale after plaintiff defaulted on a promissory note secured by a deed of trust on the involved property. After completion of the trustee's sale, defendants herein prevailed on a separate unlawful detainer action in which plaintiff herein's defense consisted of contesting the validity of the trustee's sale. When this matter proceeded to ...
2018.3.2 Motion for Summary Judgment 660
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.3.2
Excerpt: ...Carlson Law Group; McCormick Barstow Sheppart Wayte & Carruth Llp Tentative Ruling: RULING ON DEFENDANT MARK BATEMAN DBA MDL HOME INSPECTIONS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT Plaintiffs have alleged a total of fourteen causes of action in their second amended complaint against various defendants regarding the purchase of their residence in Angels Camp. The only cause of action contained in the first amended complaint that contains allegations as to d...
2018.3.2 Motion for Relief from Stay 934
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.3.2
Excerpt: ...in judgments for Ponte and her attorneys in a total amount of $35,786.29 ($15,810.00 for Ponte to complete Lokey's purchase of the property under the settlement agreement, $11,886.93 for Ponte in executor's commissions and costs, and $8,089.36 for the law firm of Dambacher, Trujillo & Associates for attorney's fees and costs). Lokey has perfected appeals of this Court's Orders. Ponte now seeks relief from the stay to have this Court order the sal...
2018.3.2 Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement, for Summary Judgment 099
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.3.2
Excerpt: ...gainst the prior owners who had sold to plaintiffs, in essence contending alterations and improvements they made to the residence are the cause of the defects. The cross‐complaint alleges causes of action for indemnification, apportionment, declaratory relief, and negligence. Cross‐defendants move for summary judgment on the crosscomplaint. Defendant/cross‐complainant completed construction of the residence in 2005 after which it was purcha...
2018.2.23 Motion to Reopen Discovery, Move Trial Date 484
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.2.23
Excerpt: ... coordinated actions seeking to recover damages related to a fire that started at defendant's Madonna Retreat, plaintiff Laura Sternick has filed three motions that the Court interprets as interrelated seeking relief from her failure to timely disclose expert witnesses, requesting to reopen discovery, to allow her to serve a tardy disclosure of expert witnesses and/or quash objections to notices she has served in lieu of subpoenas (presumably of ...
2018.2.16 Motion to Quash Subpoena 310
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Harlan, Susan C
Hearing Date: 2018.2.16
Excerpt: ...985.3(g) and 1987.1 contending in essence they are overly broad in scope due to the lack of specificity as to body parts and time. Defendant contends they are permissible as they are reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence given the plethora of body parts and symptoms plaintiff alleges were injured in the accident. Plaintiff herself lists her alleged injured body parts as “solely to her head, neck, upper back, knee...

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